It’s mid-March, which can only mean one thing. Well, it can actually mean several things, but the main thing is that March Madness has finally arrived. The field of 68 teams (if you count the play-in games) is set, so it’s time to start filling out those brackets.
The play-in games run from March 19 through March 20, while the real action gets underway March 21 with a whopping 16 games on the schedule. The madness will continue through the weekend, and everybody knows the games are more fun to watch when the stakes are high.
You’ll want to fill out that bracket as well as possible. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. In addition to all of our March Madness coverage, we are also your one-stop shop if you need a printable bracket. Picking favorites to win every game is probably the smartest route to take when picking games, but where is the fun in that? Trying to peg upsets is a major part of the March Madness experience.
Zion Williamson, Coach K. and the Duke Blue Devils will enter the tournament as the odds-on favorites, and with good reason. Williamson is the most dominant player in the country, and he headlines a flat-out loaded roster that was tabbed as the No. 1 overall seed.
Virginia, who earned the No. 1 seed in the South Region, will be looking to bounce back a year after becoming the first ever top seed to lose to a No. 16 in the first round. Gonzaga and North Carolina will also be popular championship picks as the other No. 1 seeds in the field.
Of course, there is no exact science when it comes to winning your office pool. Some hardcore types prefer to crunch the numbers in order to make educated guesses regarding their picks, while others simply compare the mascots and choose whichever team sounds more fearsome. Everyone has a different method to their madness, which is part of what makes the NCAA tournament so great!
More often than not, the person that winds up winning the office pool seems to be the person that knows absolutely nothing about college basketball. And so it goes. Rather than taking much time to sort through the stats, my preferred method is to trust my gut instinct when making picks. It hasn’t always served me well in the past when it comes to March Madness, but most of us are just guessing, right?
Who do you think will advance to the Final Four in Minneapolis, and which team will win it all? Fill out a printable bracket of your own and see how it stacks up to mine. Good luck!